Laptop cooler recommendations

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrsmcj, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. mrsmcj macrumors newbie

    mrsmcj

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    I've had my 17" MacBook Pro HiRes for two weeks and I LOVE it-- but it gets really warm sitting on my lap. I'm considering getting a laptop cooler. Any recommendations on a good one?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just get SMC Fan Control and tell the computer to boost the fan speeds.
     
  3. mrsmcj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll give it a try. Thanks for the tip!
     
  4. RandiC macrumors member

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    Antec Dual-Fan Laptop Cooler...This is a great cooler. Don't crank your fans unless you have to.
     
  5. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    I highly recommend the iLap. Not sure if there is a 17" version, but if so, go for it. I was a little reluctant to drop the $$ for one, but after I got it I was very pleased with the construction, design and function.

    MacDann
     
  6. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Not very practical for lap use.
     
  7. bassicmelodies macrumors newbie

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  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I do have Targus PA248 U. It's bus powered and the vent is on the back and draws heat away from the computer base; it also means you can use it on your bed or something.
     
  9. tast01 macrumors newbie

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    an ilap is well worth the price. It looks nice with a mbp sitting on top of it and when using it on your lap its very comfortable
     
  10. Hooka macrumors regular

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    smf fan control helps but I wonder what it might do to the fans and the battery over time. I use it on mine and have had to replace my battery.
     

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